Founded by STSD members, Dr Gillian Bickley and Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation), are open for entry now. The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (now in its 10th year) offers a cash prize (HK$10,000) and publication. The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (this is its fourth edition) offers cash prizes (1st, US$100, 2nd US$45, 3rd (X4), US$20) and anthology publication.

Full details and entry documents are available from the Proverse website, where reports on the two prizes up to date as well as photographs of prize-related events can be found:

Additionally, the following direct link takes you to much Poetry Prize information:

Entry is available through the online submissions manager,

Entry is open to all who are at least 18 years old, whatever their place of birth, residence, nationality or citizenship. Closing date, 30 June.

You are warmly invited to send in your work.

The photo below shows some of those present at the launch of the Proverse Poetry Prize 2018 anthology, “Mingled Voices 3” on 25 April 2019. They include successful entrants from Australia, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau, Spain, South Africa, the UK and the USA, with Gillan and Verner.

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